Report: Tiger Woods has predicted surprising 2024 schedule to Florida locals

Tiger Woods has reportedly been telling his inner circle in South Florida his 2024 schedule could contain as many as six events on the PGA Tour. 

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Mon, 27 Nov 2023
Report: Tiger Woods has predicted surprising 2024 schedule to Florida locals

Tiger Woods has reportedly been telling his inner circle he believes he could play as many as six events in 2024. 

According to ESPN reporter Taylor Zarzour, the 47-year-old now fully believes walking is no longer the issue it once was. 

Over the past two years Woods has looked in extreme pain and discomfort in the tournaments he has played. 

His return to major championship golf after his car crash at the 2022 Masters saw the 15-time major champ labour to a 47th place finish in the cold, wind and rain after battling valiantly to make the cut. 

A month later Woods withdrew from the PGA Championship after three rounds. 

Jason Day later claimed Woods had told him a screw holding his surgically-repaired ankle together had come loose and protruded the skin, prompting his withdrawal at Southern Hills. 

Woods went on to miss the cut at the landmark 150th Open at St. Andrews and was reduced to tears after he walked over the Swilcan Bridge. 

In 2023, Woods has only played in two events: his own at Riviera and the 47th Masters. 

His appearance at the Genesis Invitational in February was largely overshadowed by what many considered a lame attempt at humour as he was pictured handing a tampon to Justin Thomas after smoking a drive past the two-time major champ. 

Woods later kept alive his streak of never missing a cut at Augusta National in April but could only manage seven holes of his third round and could be seen hobbling gingerly to his Tour bag so it could take his weight. 

He went under the knife shortly after the major for a subtalar fusion procedure to alleviate the pain caused by plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the heel). 

Woods will be making his comeback at the 2023 Hero World Challenge in Albany. 

The 15-time major champion always arrives at the annual PGA Tour stop on his yacht, named Privacy. 

He has been caddying for his teenage son Charlie over the last few months alongside his rehab. 

According to Zarzour, Woods is buoyed by the prospect of his latest comeback. 

He told SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio: "On all accounts, and I've talked to a number of people down in South Florida that have been around Tiger lately, he's not limping as much as he was.

"He's walking much better and, he's telling people [and I know] he doesn't say much about forecasting his future, but he's telling people that he thinks he can play five or six tournaments in 2024.

"That walking isn't going to be as much of a problem as it was the last couple of years."

Woods has previously spoken that his 'reality' going forward is solely concentrating on competing in major championships and perhaps one or two more outside of that. 

After taking part in the Hero World Challenge, he'll be playing in the PNC Championship once again with Charlie. 

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